Tobacco pipe with porcelain bowl, Germany, 1820-1860

Made:
1820-1860 in Germany
maker:
Unknown

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Tobacco pipe with painted porcelain bowl, German, 1820-1860

Shredded tobacco would have been placed in the porcelain bowl, lit and the smoke inhaled through the cherry wood stem and horn mouthpiece. The bowl is illustrated with the painted figure of a young woman – a highly popular subject among pipe makers, who were catering for an almost exclusively male market. Despite its age, the pipe still smells slightly of tobacco.

Details

Category:
Smoking
Object Number:
A636780
Materials:
bowl, porcelain, mouthpiece, horn and stem, cherry
type:
tobacco pipe
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • pipe - smoking equipment